Honolulu, HI | June 13, 2024

The United States Department of Defense and the Newport Restoration Foundation are proud to co-host the Keeping History Above Water®: Pacific Workshop in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi on June 13th 2024 at the Doubletree Alana Waikiki.

Conference Registration Now Open

Keeping History Above Water® (KHAW) was founded in 2016 by the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) to foster a national conversation focused on the increasing and varied risks posed by sea-level rise to historic coastal communities. KHAW programs, conferences, and workshops focus on protecting historic buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods from the increasing threat of inundation.

The KHAW: Pacific Workshop will serve as a forum for collaboration to proactively identify climate change solutions for the preservation of Pacific Island cultural heritage. Coastal inundation, which refers to sea level rise, storm surge, abnormally high tides, and persistent onshore winds and waves, is particularly detrimental to the physical and cultural heritage of Pacific Islanders and residents. The inclusivity of KHAW’s community-focused engagements will develop and strengthen relationships among communities, partners, and experts in relevant fields. The Workshop will include special topic presentations, panel discussions, and small group exercises.

Community members, cultural practitioners, preservationists, public historians, museum professionals, archaeologists, planners, floodplain managers, engineers, architects, landscape architects, artists, conservationists, environmental justice advocates, government officials, property owners, resilience officers and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

Post-workshop webinar and podcast will be available for streaming.

KHAW: Pacific is a free, registration-required Workshop.